Griffiths, William Henry

William Henry Griffiths was born during 1886 at Bagillt, Flintshire.

The 1901 Census states that the family lived at 16 Sandy Lane, Bagiilt.  The head of the family was Henry Griffiths aged 40, who was employed as an Engine Fitter and Turner.   His wife Catherine Griffiths aged 38 and their 5 (five) children – William Henry Griffiths aged 15, a Coal Mine Labourer, Elizabeth Catherine Griffiths aged 13, Annie Griffiths aged 10, Daniel Griffiths aged 8 and Eleanor Griffiths aged 11 months.

The 1911 Census tells us that the family still lived in Sandy Lane, Bagillt, but William Henry was now married to Catherine Jane Nuttall and they lived in Pentre Halkyn, Holywell, Flintshire, with Catherine’s mother Sarah Nuttall aged 74 years.

William enlisted in Flint. He was reported missing, believed Killed in Action on Friday 22nd March 1918 during the Battle of the Somme, aged 32 years.

He is also remembered on The North Wales Heroes Memorial Arch, Deiniol Road, Bangor, North Wales.

There is a Flintshire Roll of Honour Card for William Henry Griffiths at the County Archives Office, Hawarden, which was completed on 5 September 1919 by Catherine Griffiths.


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